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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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Monitor Network Services In Detail From The Console With Nload

On a continually changing network it is often difficult to spot issues due to the amount of noise generated by expected network traffic

EMC Targets Cloud and IoT with UniK, an Open Source Unikernel Tool

 The VAR Guy: EMC's open source UniK unikernel orchestration tool promises to ease unikernel-based application deployment for the cloud and IoT.

How to convert DEB files to RPM and Vice Versa

 LinuxPitStop: How do you convert from a deb to an RPM?

Solus Project Announces New Tool for Enabling Better Steam Integration on Linux

 softpedia: Getting Steam to run, just got a bit easier.

Ubuntu-Based BackBox Linux 4.6 Launches with Updated Hacking Tools, Kernel 4.2

 softpedia: BackBox Linux 4.6 arrives four months since the release of BackBox Linux 4.5, bringing many updated hacking tools.

All You Need To Know About Ubuntu Scopes

 tecmint: what are scopes and how to use them effectively.

How To Create Snapshots And Restore Your Linux System Using Btrfs

 LinuxPitStop: Btrfs, which can be pronounced as Butter FS, Better FS, is a modern file system that began development back in 2007.

Turn an old smartphone into a home automation gizmo

 hackerboards: There is more than one way to 'recycle' an old cellphone

Open source at your company? 6 questions your manager will ask

 OpenSource: Be prepared before you go in.

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Please, Don’t Touch Anything now supports Linux, don't you dare touch that button

Tags:Indie Game,Puzzle,Steam You all just want to buy it so you can press the button don't you? I know I do. Please, Don’t Touch Anything is…

OmniBus, a next-to-last gen physics game about the most powerful bus in the universe

Tags:Steam,Racing,Indie GameSome developers descriptions of their games well and truly crack me up. OmniBus is described as a "next-to-last gen…

BoilingSteam has a nice podcast episode with the creator of SteamOS tools

Tags:BoilingSteam,Interview,SteamOSThe Linux gaming website BoilingSteam has a new podcast and their first guest is the creator of SteamOS…

Two Worlds Epic Edition openworld action RPG now on Linux, uses Wine

Tags:Wine,Steam,RPG,Action Topware Interactive are continuing their promise of putting their older titles on Linux and Two Worlds Epic Edition is now…

Julian Gollop, creator of the original X-COM is planning a new strategy game named Phoenix Point, it will support Linux

Tags:Strategy,Coming SoonDetails are light on what this will be, but it's exciting. Julian Gollop, who created the original X-COM has announced he is…

Colony building simulation RimWorld planning a Steam release with a huge new update

Tags:Indie Game,Sandbox,Simulation,Strategy I honestly think RimWorld is fantastic. A visual style inspired by Prison Architect, but you are building…

Want to make Terraria on Linux faster? FNA creator Ethan Lee has a script to help with that

Tags:Toolkit,EditorialTerraria on Linux uses Ethan Lee's FNA project, but the most recent update did not update FNA which Ethan has pointed out is a…

Absolver, a beautiful looking online multiplayer combat RPG powered by Unreal Engine 4 heading to Linux

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,RPG,Steam,VideoAbsolver has been announced by Sloclap who are former Ubisoft developers and publisher Devolver Digital. It's…

Behold, Friday has arrived and there will be a stream at 5 PM UTC!

Tags:LivestreamFriday has come again and with it comes video games, at least in the form of an H.264 live video feed. I welcome you to the…

The Wine Development Release 1.9.11 Is Now Available

Tags:Beta,Open Source,Wine The Wine team released today another development release of their software. Version 1.9.11 has many small changes…

Rocket League is still coming to Linux, but there is no release date

Tags:Steam,Sports,EditorialRocket League is still coming to Linux a developer has confirmed on reddit, but they have no idea when by the looks of it.…

Atari Vault, the 100 game collection officially launches on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:Steam,ArcadeTwo months after the initial Windows release, the Atari Vault game collection is now officially available on Linux & SteamOS.…

Check out these gameplay videos from Civilization VI, which is coming to Linux

Tags:Coming Soon,Steam,StrategyCivilization VI was announced recently and it was officially confirmed that it's going to come to Linux, we now have…

F1 2015 released for Linux by Feral Interactive, Nvidia only for now, port report, video and more included

Tags:Video,Steam,Review,Racing,Initial Thoughts,Feral InteractiveWelcome to Formula 1! Time to grab your helmets racing fans, as F1 2015 has…

Tomb Raider gets its first Linux & SteamOS patch, performance improved in heavy areas

Tags:Steam,Initial Thoughts,Feral InteractiveThe Tomb Raider port from Feral Interactive was rough in places at release, so hopefully this new patch…